MIDDLE EAST: Just Ask the Sheik

In a carefully coordinated move, the Soviet Union's two most prestigious newspapers last week delivered a one-two editorial punch against U.S. Middle East policy. Pravda accused Washington of attempting to drive a wedge between Egypt and Russia "to secure the kind of peaceful settlement under which the U.S., using Israel as a tool, could dictate its will to the Arab states." Izvestia followed by accusing the U.S. of seeking a Middle East solution "at the expense of the Arab countries." Coming only a week after Soviet President Nikolai Podgorny's flying visit to...

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